Aleratec has announced that it has launched a stand alone USB flash drive duplicator. The Aleratec 1:11 USB Copy Tower SA can copy, compare, or erase up to 11 flash drives at once without the need for a computer.

Aleratec Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the USB, Flash, HDD, Blu-ray, DVD/CD, duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets, introduces its innovative new 1:11 USB Copy Tower SA, the fast, economical way to duplicate the same information to multiple flash drives, and it's stand alone -- no computer or any other equipment is required. It will copy, compare, or erase up to 11 flash drives simultaneously and all functions are selectable via a very simple duplicator controller with a back lighted LCD display. The Aleratec 1:11 USB Copy Tower SA takes the hassle out of trying to copy USB flash drives.
The Aleratec 1:11 USB Copy Tower SA is available now for an estimated retail price of $1575. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
Plextor LLC announced this week that it is getting into the duplicator business. Their new PlexTower CD/DVD duplication towers are available with one, three or seven drives and feature 18X DVD and 48X CD recording speeds.

Plextor LLC, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, today announced the immediate availability of the PlexTower series of CD/DVD disc duplication towers. The small footprint, slim profile towers deliver high-quality recording for low-volume applications, as well as one-touch operation in an economic package.

PlexTower series duplicators feature 18X DVD and 48X CD recording speeds, and each drive is capable of burning eight DVD discs or 22 CD discs per hour. In addition to DVD video, the drives also support dual-layer DVD-R/+R and DVD-ROM recording. Prassi Zulu 2 disc mastering software is included, while a simple interface and LCD readout make it easy to perform common functions like copy and verify.

Plextor is offering three models: a single-drive PlexTower PX-DTS100, a three-drive PlexTower PX-DTS-300, and a seven-drive PlexTower PX-DTS-700. USB 2.0 interfaces ensure easy connectivity and fast data throughput with personal computers running Apple Macintosh or Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista operating systems.
Plextor will ship the PlexTower series disc duplicators to distributors at the end of March 2008. More information, including pricing, can be found here. Add a comment
With Blu-ray winning the format war, many companies are stepping forward, pledging their support for the technology. While not new to Blu-ray, Primera announced this week that it will be offering full support for the format across its entire product line.
Primera Technology, Inc., the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of automated CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc duplication and printing equipment, today announced its full and complete support of Blu-ray Disc technology across its entire product line.

During the past several weeks, the “format war” between HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc has come to a swift and decisive end. HD-DVD has been withdrawn from the market and Blu-ray Disc has become the new worldwide standard for high-definition video. Video production professionals and others who may need high-definition disc burning and printing in the future can now confidently make the decision to upgrade their CD/DVD disc publishers to include Blu-ray Disc capabilities without the worry of obsolescence.
If you'd like to read more, Primera's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Earlier this week, Aleratec announced the launch of its new robotic LightScribe disc publisher, the DVD/CD RoboRacer LS. While small and lightweight, the DVD/CD RoboRacer LS is capable of duplicating or labeling up to 100 discs automatically.

Aleratec Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the USB, Flash, HDD, Blu-ray, DVD/CD, duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets, introduces its innovative new DVD/CD RoboRacer LS, the simplest ever robotic autoloading disc publisher. For improved reliability, the Aleratec DVD/CD RoboRacer LS has fewer moving parts than any other robotic publisher. Yet, it is capable of unattended direct to disc LightScribe labeling and unattended disc duplication. Customers just connect it to a PC, load it with up to 100 blank LightScribe discs, use the powerful Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite included with purchase to select the disc image or label and start duplicating or labeling up to 100 discs automatically.
The DVD/CD RoboRacer LS is available now for a suggested retail price of $839. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
Imation announced two new optical disc duplicators today. Developed for office applications, these portable, standalone systems can create a copy of a CD or DVD without the need for a computer.
Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN), a worldwide leader in removable data storage media, today introducedtwo optical media duplicators enabling simple CD and DVD duplicationanytime. The Imation CD Duplicator and Imation CD/DVD Duplicator deliverhigh performance disc duplication without software, cables or a PC.

Ideal for broad office applications from Fortune 500 to small office /home office (SOHO) environments, these portable, standalone disc-to-discsystems create copies of marketing and sales materials, music, video,catalogs and other important data quickly and accurately with the touch ofa button. Compatible with 12cm or 8cm discs, the Imation CD Duplicatoroperates on a 52X CD-RW drive, while the CD/DVD Duplicator features a 16XDVD+/-R/RW drive. These high-performance duplicators deliver continuouscopying without the need to cool the system in-between duplications, and auser-friendly LCD display menu offers numerous options for maximum systemfunctionality.
Imation's CD Duplicator and CD/DVDDuplicator are available now for $279.99 and $329.99 respectively. More information on both can be found here. Add a comment
Aleratec has announced the launch of the 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS. This new LightScribe-enabled disc publisher incorporates three 6x Blu-ray Disc writers, allowing users to produce up to three BD, DVD or CD disc copies at a time.

Aleratec Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the Blu-ray, DVD/CD, Flash, HDD, USB duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets, today announced its innovative new 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS(tm), a LightScribe-enabled disc publisher supporting Blu-ray recording. The 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS incorporates three, 6x, SATA Blu-ray drives that can simultaneously produce up to 3 silkscreen quality, direct to disc DVD or CD LightScribe labels or up to 3 Blu-ray, DVD or CD disc copies in record time. The 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS has an eSATA connection to your computer for the most stable labeling and duplicating processes. For those that do not have an eSATA port on their computer, a dual channel eSATA host adapter is included FREE with purchase.
The 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS is available now for an estimated retail price of $3199. More information can be found on Aleratec's website. Add a comment
Vinpower Digital has announced the release of the industry's first standalone LightScribe publishing system. According to their press release, the SharkCopier LS can duplicate discs and burn LightScribe labels without being connected to a computer.
The SharkCopier LS can be used as a publishing system by first creating the disc image art on a computer, then loading the image onto the standalone duplicator for disc label duplication. LightScribe offers a free LightScribe Template Labeler at www.lightscribe.com that supports a fast creative process and a robust suite of label template options. The duplicator can be used anywhere there is a suitable electrical outlet without being tied to a computer with these simple steps:

1) Load the LightScribe capable CDs or DVDs into the drives
         a. Put the label side face down to print
2) The duplicator will laser-inscribe the programmed image onto the discs
3) Flip the disc over in the same drive onto the data duplicating side
4) The duplicator will copy the selected data
5) The duplicated discs will now have a label design and the specified data content

The LightScribe labeling process offers the ability to print and burn in one standalone system, no longer tying the user to a PC or limiting them to a mere 2 or 4 drive maximum capacity. The SharkCopier LS is available in various sizes and prints all discs simultaneously from 1-to-1 up to 1-to-15 to fit the needs of even the most demanding duplication job.
If you'd like to read more, Vinpower Digital's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Kanguru Solutions has announced the release of the world's first stand-alone USB duplicator. According to their press release, the Kanguru USB Duplicator has the ability to copy information to as many as 24 USB devices at once.
Kanguru Solutions, announces the release of the Kanguru USB Duplicator(TM), a high speed, standalone USB duplicator that allows users to copy to up to 24 USB devices at once.

Designed to streamline data distribution among portable USB storage devices, the Kanguru USB Duplicator is great for back ups, IT work, sales and marketing preparation, PC rollouts and more. The Kanguru USB Duplicator (compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1) uses eight main function modes to copy and verify data, offers five different setup modes, and works with USB memory sticks as well as USB hard drives. The USB Duplicator comes in 2 sizes: 1 Master to 9 Targets and 1 Master to 24 Targets.
No word yet on pricing or availability. If you'd like to read more, Kanguru's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Aleratec sent out a press release this morning, announcing a new version of its 1:2 Desktop LightScribe Publishing system. The Aleratec 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser LS, High Speed Edition comes equipped with two 20x DVD writers, giving users the ability to burn or label two discs at once.

Aleratec Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the Blu-ray, DVD/CD, USB duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets, announces the next generation of its 1:2 Desktop LightScribe Publishing system, the innovative new Aleratec 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser LS, High Speed Edition. When connected to a PC via USB 2.0, the Aleratec 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser LS, High Speed Edition, is a 1:2 DVD/CD Duplicator that enables small and medium businesses to simply, conveniently and affordably burn or LightScribe label two CDs or DVDs at once. The new DVD/CD recorders are the fastest available, burning DVDs at up to 20x write speeds.
The Aleratec 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser LS, High Speed Edition is available now for an estimated retail price of $329. More information can be found on Alera's website. Add a comment
Aleratec has announced that they've started shipping the next generation of their LightScribe DVD/CD desktop publisher. This new version of the 1:1 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLS features faster DVD LightScribe recorders and a lighter enclosure with a new look.

Aleratec, Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of Aleratec Award Winning "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the Blu-ray, DVD/CD, USB duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets, announced it is now shipping the 1:1 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLS using a lighter enclosure with a new look and faster DVD LightScribe recorders. The 1:1 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLS is the next generation of the award winning personal disc publisher that records and duplicates DVDs and CDs and produces custom silkscreen quality labels without a printer. This all in one machine can duplicate DVDs and CDs in its standalone mode with no computer required. The 1:1 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLS produces professional looking DVD/CD copies for customers or staff anytime with the ability to create custom labels with the included Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite.
The 1:1 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLS is available now for an estimated retail price of $349. More information can be found on Aleratec's website. Add a comment